City
S. Phoenix
State
AZ
Position Id
2655
INTAKE SPECIALIST***

S. CHANDLER

FULL TIME****

EXCELLENT BENEFITS***

$65000.00+++DOE

Assesses individuals for chronic mental health and behavioral treatment needs by securing information from clients, guardians, referral sources and historical records to accurately assess client’s needs.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains exclusive focus upon patients, the quality of their care, their individual needs and their medical outcomes without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient care activities.
  • Complies fully with all patient medical records and information privacy regulations, state and federal.
  • Takes all steps necessary to fully ensure patient medical data confidentiality and security.
  • Utilizes a holistic and thorough approach to all client interactions and assessments so that no symptoms and no personal health risks are not observed, noted and responded appropriately to.
  • Maintains exclusive focus upon clients and their needs without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient contact activities.
  • Interviews clients with possible chronic mental health issues to determine nature and degree of needs.
  • Secures information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to patient's situation, and evaluates these and client capacities.
  • Gathers information from clients, guardians, referral sources and historical records to generate an accurate mental health diagnosis in accordance with DSM-5 standards.
  • Completes all necessary documentation, ensuring that signatures are captured from clients and/or guardians.
  • Assesses clients for any needs of urgent psychiatric intervention and determines need for hospitalization and/or protective custody, etc.
  • Determines if acute psychiatric care and hospitalization is necessary on individual bases.
  • Oversees appointment schedules on an active basis to ensure that clients comply with their treatment commitments to their own benefit.
  • Interfaces and works with psychiatric providers for client treatment coordination purposes.
  • Conducts phone interviews, screenings and assessments.
  • Refers clients to community resources and other organizations.
  • Coordinates with other community service providers such as Child Protective Services, Probation Officers, and others to ensure proper service to community members.
  • Compiles records, prepares reports, and develops treatment plans in consultation with other professionals.
  • Secures any necessary supplementary information such as employment, medical records, and school reports.
  • Coordinates transition of care to other facilities and providers when appropriate for client needs.
  • Demonstrates ability to regularly change priorities to accomplish all tasks despite frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, while performing all essential functions.
  • Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Substance Abuse Prevention.
  • 2 years of experience working preferably in a behavioral health treatment environment.
  • Current license with Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either LAC, LMSW, LASAC, LAMFT, LPC, LCSW, LISAC, or Psychologist.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and specifically our culture and/or other Native American cultures and community health services.

For more information, contact Ren'e Pelayo at 602 788-5890 x 116 and send your resume to Rene@apnusa.com.

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